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X. Pest Control & Use of Pesticide
The School Corporation is committed to providing a safe environment for students. It seeks to prevent children from being exposed to pests and pesticides. While pesticides protect children from pests that may be found in the school and its surrounding grounds, under some circumstances they may pose a hazard to children. Therefore, pest control practices may involve a variety of chemical and non-chemical methods that are designed to control pests effectively while minimizing potential pesticide exposure.
In accordance with Indiana State Department of Health regulations, the Whitley County Consolidated Schools indoor air quality management plan is located at the Administration Building, 107 North Walnut Street, Columbia City, IN 46725. All questions concerning indoor air quality in our buildings should be directed to the corporation IAQ Coordinator, Dan Rex, at 260-244-5771 ext. 1220.
Parents and staff members may register for prior notice of pesticide applications. Each school principal shall maintain a registry of persons requesting such notice. Prior to the application of pesticides within any building or on school grounds, the parents and staff members who have registered for prior notice shall receive a mailing or email to be received no later than two (2) school days prior to the application unless an emergency is declared.
When possible, pesticide applications will be done during non-instructional time or during vacation periods.